Name: Leonidas

Origin and Meaning of the Name Leonidas

  • Meaning:
    Lion like, strong like a lion
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (lee oh NY das)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Leonidas)
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Miscellaneous Info for Leonidas

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  • Used in:
    English and Greek speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Brave Leonidas, King of Sparta was heralded (and still is) for holding off the entire Persian Army at the Battle of Thermopylae with just 300 of his guards. He is still talked about today as having displayed the ultimate form of bravery and skill in battle.

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